On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
Worn Shift Bushings Will Cause Manual Transmission to Pop Out of Gear on Toyota Tercel
Average mileage: 170,000 (154,000–200,000)
Drive Train affected: Manual Transmission
13 people reported this problem
1992 Toyota Tercel - Manual Transmission 200,000 mi, Visitor
I am trying to avoid buying a new transmission. My vehicle is popping out of gears and wont go into reverse after replacing the gear oil after changing the axles in the car so if anybody has any ideas id really appreciate them.
1996 Toyota Tercel 156,000 mi, Visitor
Fourth gear pop out. Will try replacing bushings.
1992 Toyota Tercel - Manual Transmission 154,000 mi, Visitor
Pops out of gear in 3rd and 4th gear when cruising, will try to find replacement bushings.